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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 2952 (Blouses)

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Posted on:1/18/11 5:19 AM
Last Updated:1/26/12 3:12 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular Petite 
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mssewcrazy said... (1/27/12 7:57 AM) Reply
Pretty blouse! I always enjoy seeing the shirts you make.
Jrhee said... (1/26/12 2:43 PM) Reply
Very cute blouse in a pretty fabric, with a hint of tropical.
marec said... (1/26/12 12:33 PM) Reply
Not only did you get a beautiful shirt from your stashed poplin, which I love, but you persevered and mastered that dang pattern :-) I learn so much from your reviews and refer to them often when sewing a woven blouse. (FYI-change cm to mm in paragraph 1)
RadarRadiance said... (1/26/12 10:13 AM) Reply
Love your fabric print and fit of this pattern, very nice.....looks perfect on!
CAgirl said... (1/26/12 9:29 AM) Reply
Great fit and fabric make for a very attractive blouse!
mm said... (1/26/12 1:55 AM) Reply
The fit looks good. A successful addition to your extensive shirt collection.
fourkid said... (2/18/11 5:02 PM) Reply
Such beautiful buttons and linen. So sorry about how this did not behave correctly - can you put the darts onto your McCall's pattern - that might be an ideal marriage.
JETrinity said... (2/3/11 2:56 PM) Reply
Perfect blouse to use many times. I love the ice blue color.
Annette1 said... (1/23/11 2:27 AM) Reply
I hope you whipped this one into shape, because it would be such a shame not to get to wear this BEAUTIFUL ice blue linen with those ICEY buttons. :o)
FreyaStark said... (1/22/11 3:17 AM) Reply
Thanks all for those encouraging remarks. No, the front does not lie flat when it's not buttoned. It might have been possible to make it do so if I had thought about the problem more intelligently earlier, but the full horror of it did not strike me until after I'd stitched and cut the buttonholes ...
grey ann said... (1/21/11 8:46 PM) Reply
Thank you for this review. The fabric and buttons are lovely, too bad about the puckering, but we all learned from your mistake, so thanks.
persevering said... (1/19/11 12:43 PM) Reply
Thanks for posting and sharing your experience. I appreciate your analysis and comparison you give regarding the patterns you sew as well as these types of comments from others. Yes, the linen is beautiful and if you can choose this neutral color shirt to wear unbuttomed for modesty and comfort value over a sleeveless outfit on your travels in hot weather.
Mini said... (1/19/11 11:39 AM) Reply

Mini said... (1/19/11 11:39 AM) Reply
I think mcCalls 5052 is so much more flattering on you. This one has been in Kwik Sew's catalog for a long time, and has that outdated oversized extended shoulder line that a lot of their tops have. I wish they would update their drafts, because even their newer patterns have this. But since the bust dart works, you can transfer it to a better pattern. And you could re-use the buttons too. - they would look great with one of your Liberty prints.
mastdenman said... (1/18/11 9:55 AM) Reply
Your linen is beautiful. Does the front lay flat when it's not buttoned?
MNBarb said... (1/18/11 7:42 AM) Reply
The linen is so perfect for summer. Too bad about the front placket business. Those square buttons were such a good choice. I hope you can do a little reshaping to make this a wearable garment.
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